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Glimpse into the decedent world of Scottish royalty with this ticket to Stirling Castle. While away the hours exploring the former royal residence, once home to James IV and Mary Queen of Scots. Tour the Renaissance Royal Palace, the Great Hall and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, and learn the castle’s rich history including the coronation of the infant Queen Mary and famous battles like the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Highlights

  • Entrance ticket to Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s top attractions
  • Explore the historic castle and Queen Anne Gardens independently
  • Browse the information displays and learn about the castle's archaeology
  • Gaze in wonder at the extravagance of sites such as the Renaissance Royal Palace and James IV's Great Hall
  • Visit the on-site Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum to see military memorabilia

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This historically important castle is not to be missed! As you stand on the old battlements, looking out over the fields below, you can almost picture William Wallace fighting the English or the newly crowned Mary, Queen of Scots strolling through the castle grounds.

What You Can Expect

Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket

Step back in time at historic Stirling Castle!

Take an intimate tour of Scotland’s Stirling Castle, past home to members of the Scottish Royal Family from as early as the 12th century. Make your own way to the palace atop a volcanic hill in Stirling and enter immediately with your pre-purchased ticket. Once inside, behold the unique 15th- and 16th-century architecture, and learn about the castle’s critical role in the Wars of Independence including being the site of the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, led by William Wallace. 

Explore the extravagant space that has figured in royal dramas and coronations of numerous Scottish monarchs such as Mary, Queen of Scots. Wander through the Renaissance Royal Palace, as well as James IV’s Hall where grand feasts, dances and spectacles took place. Head to the Great Kitchens to see where food was prepared and ale was brewed, and the Stirling Heads Gallery to see carved portraits of the 16th-century royals. Then head outside and walk through the exquisite terraces of Queen Anne Gardens. 

After you’ve toured the historic rooms and grounds, visit the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum to view Scotland’s military uniforms, bagpipes and drums, and pop into the castle’s Unicorn Cafe for some traditional Scottish fare (own expense). 

Customer Reviews

Bonita H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Going in without a wait was preferable, for sure.

Henriette C M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Easy parking and avoided cues. ..super!,

Renae S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic castle that tied in historically to all things Royal in Scotland, Windsor and London. It was a fantastic starting point for information as the history of the royals unfolded.

uruimi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

highly recommend it

Donna N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful tour of this historic landmark. Our guide was great. Views of the surrounding area were spectacular.

Julie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Beautiful castle a must see full of history that shaped Scotland to what it is today. Some say the heart and soul of Scotland, with many great battles that had been fought here.

Michael P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

It was a really interesting place to visit!

LINDA F

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Very interesting history. Not as many artifacts as I had hoped.

Elaine C

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

The castle and guided tour where great only wish we had a little more time there.

mertikakat

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

interesting museums with property of highlanders. Very scaring prisons.

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